Kory Berrett

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Full name (last name, first name): Berrett, Kory
Other names known by:
Date and place of birth:
Date and place of death: December 5, 2012
Education (degrees):

  • Certificate of Internship, Art Conservation, Fogg Art Museum Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard University, 1979 – 1980
  • BFA, Fine Arts, Art History, University of Utah, 1969 – 1974

Notable teachers/mentors:

  • Arthur Beale

Notable students:

Employment (highlights):

  • Berrett Conservation Studio, Oxford PA was established in 1990 to provide consultation and artifact treatment services for cultural heritage institutions and private collections in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
  • Objects conservator, Winterthur Museum and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Winterthur graduate program, 1983 to 1991
  • Objects conservator, Smithsonian Institution, 1981 to 1993

Professional association involvement:
Kory was named a Fellow of AIC in 1990, and worked tirelessly in support of AIC's ongoing efforts to develop and uphold a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for active conservation professionals.

Special achievements, honors or awards:

Relatives of note:
Wife, Patricia Keller, is a graduate of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, and University of Delaware's Ph.D. Program in the History of American Civilization. She provided Berrett Studio experience in object connoisseurship, museum administration, exhibition research and organization, and collections management issues.


  • The Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission
  • The Franklin Institute Science Museum
  • The National Parks Service
  • The Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum
  • The Brandywine River Museum
  • The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation (Monticello)
  • The Mercer Museum of Bucks County Historical Society
  • The Delaware Art Museum
  • The Chester Historical Society

Curriculum vitae: (with link if available)
Conference presentations:
FAIC Oral History entry?: N/A
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